Difference between Acid Reflux and LPR

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sillylilly
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   Posted 12/7/2006 11:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi,  I've been confused about why some people have LPR and some have acid reflux.  I found a good article that you all might be interested in that explains it very well with good pictures.  I seem to have both conditions but some of you have one or the other.  The site is:
 
 
Let me know what you think.     Sillylilly

WDC
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   Posted 12/11/2006 6:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Sillylilly,

It's a great article. I hope everyone reads it, because sometimes it seems like we think we're talking about the same thing, and really it's different. People often write about having "the LPR kind of GERD," which is like saying you have the "ear kind of toothache." The truth is, they're both acid reflux (that's the R in both), it's just that one form affects the esophagus (the E in GERD) and the other affects the larynx and pharynx (the L and P in LPR). Symptoms are therefore very different.

I hope you're doing well,

WDC

sillylilly
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   Posted 12/11/2006 10:57 PM (GMT -6)   

WDC....how are you doing with your LPR?  I read where you are trying the mindbody link...where are you in your journey with this?  

I seem to be able to control the LPR over the acid reflux.  I am trying the mindbody treatment and don't seem to have much LPR anymore but I can't seem to break through my mind about the acid reflux.  I have it everyday if I don't take Prevacid.  I haven't been brave enough to stop the meds cold turkey yet because the acid is so unbearable and I know that is part of the treatment. 


WDC
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   Posted 12/12/2006 12:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi sillylilly,

I'm doing well, thanks. (The "story" is posted on the thread "Hey WDC" started by MOB1123 if you want the details). I really don't know where the balance is between just quitting the meds and tapering off them while trying to control the reflux using mindbody techniques. You say, "I know that's part of the treatment" (going cold turkey), but I'm not so sure it has to be. For you, maybe slowing going off the meds as you feel more confident about controlling the reflux is a better balance. I have never had the heartburny, esophageal symptoms, but I can tell from your posts and others that it's nothing to toy with. For me, my "bad" symptoms, such as not being able to breath, had already subsided. When I started trying the mindbody stuff I was already off prilosec, and my main symptoms were still lots of coughing and choking when I took a deep breath, yawned, laughed, etc., in addition to the constant lump in my throat and occasional voice loss. I still feel the lump occasionally, but everything else is gone.

On Dr. Sarno's website there's a list of doctors who practice his theories. There aren't a lot, but maybe there's one near enough to you that you could check it out if interested. Otherwise, I'm really liking the CD I've been using - it's main focus is making you "present" to the emotions you're feeling, rather than suppressing them. Probably not a bad idea in general! The link for this is on the "Hey WDC" thread, too.

I know how you're struggling, and, as we all have said, you have to go with your own instincts about will help you. I think keeping as calm as possible helps, and worrying about the pain of completely dropping your meds before you're ready will not make you calm. I'm guessing it's okay to work at it gradually.

Do let me know how you're doing. I am hoping for the best for you.

WDC

friendlygal
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   Posted 12/19/2006 7:45 PM (GMT -6)   
sillylilly said...
Hi,  I've been confused about why some people have LPR and some have acid reflux.  I found a good article that you all might be interested in that explains it very well with good pictures.  I seem to have both conditions but some of you have one or the other.  The site is:
 
 
Let me know what you think.     Sillylilly
I think that both LPR and GERD are acid reflux.  One causes damage to the throat (LPR), while one causes damage to the esophagus (GERD).

jy414
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   Posted 2/22/2010 6:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi, i tried to click on this article but it said the page is not found. If you are still monitoring this, can you provided an updated link? thanks

stkitt
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   Posted 2/22/2010 6:47 AM (GMT -6)   
jy414


Good Morning and welcome to HealingWell. The article seems to have been moved or removed. You could search the site where the article was located (link noted here) to see if you might find it. I did a quick search and did not find it.



However, it was posted by another member so perhaps they will see this post and have a suggestion for you too.



Good luck,



Kitt
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